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Watch WB School Board Debate

Click here to watch West Burlington School Board Debate
Please Vote Tuesday, September 8th, at Sts. Mary & Patrick Church.
Polls Open Noon to 8pm.

 

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Study: Food Waste Up 56% Under ‘Healthy’ School Lunch Program

Click here: The study found that while more school children are placing fruits and vegetables on their trays, they’re throwing most of it away, with food waste increasing by 56 percent.
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WB School Board Election Absentee Ballots Now Available

West Burlington School Board Absentee voting has begun

Absentee Ballots are now available for the West Burlington School Board election set for  Tuesday, September 8th. Three seats are up for election to WB School Board.

Five Candidates are vying for three seats:
  • Dan Hockett (incumbent)
  • Andy Crowner
  • Pam Dodds
  • Randy Fry
  • Lynn Hartsock

You may vote in person at the County Auditor’s Office, located on 2nd floor of the Courthouse. You may also file a completed Absentee Ballot Request Form and return it to the County Auditor’s Office in person or by mail and have an absentee ballot mailed directly to your home. The mailing address for the County Auditor’s Office is P.O. Box 784 Burlington, IA 52601

Click here for Absentee Ballot Request Form

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Welcome Back to West Burlington Schools

Photo by Dan Hockett West Burlington Arnold High School Principal Bruce Snodgrass welcomes high school and junior high students back to a new school year during the Welcome Back Assembly at the high school gymnasium Tuesday morning.
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West Burlington Arnold High School Principal Bruce Snodgrass welcomes high school and junior high students back to a new school year during the Welcome Back Assembly at the high school gymnasium Tuesday morning.
Photo by Dan Hockett West Burlington music teacher Mark Eveleth dances during the Welcome Back Assembly at West Burlington High School Gymnasium Tuesday morning.
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West Burlington music teacher Mark Eveleth dances during the Welcome Back Assembly at West Burlington High School Gymnasium Tuesday morning.
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Want ‘sustained happiness’? Get religion, study says

Click here: Researchers looked at four areas: 1) volunteering or working with a charity; 2) taking educational courses; 3) participating in religious organizations; 4) participating in a political or community organization. Of the four, participating in a religious organization was the only social activity associated with sustained happiness, researchers found.
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School districts face shortage of teachers as school begins

Click here: School Districts in places with growing populations and difficult working conditions are having a tough time getting enough teachers. However, many states still produce more teachers than the number of available jobs.
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12-Year-Old Girl Has Higher IQ Than Hawking, Einstein

Click here: 12-Year-Old Girl’s 162-IQ Higher Than Hawking or Einstein

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Windows 10 is spying on you: How to opt out of Microsoft’s intrusive terms of use

Click here: Windows 10 spying: How to opt out of Microsoft’s intrusive terms of use
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Study: ‘Cool kids’ can go on to become losers in later life

Click here: ‘Cool kids’ can go on to become losers in later life, study finds
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13 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger

Click here: 13 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger

1) She proposed allowing Congress to solve “population problems” by appointing a “Parliament of Population.”

2) Sanger called the various methods of population control, including abortion, “defending the unborn against their own disabilities.”

3) Sanger believed that the United States should “keep the doors of immigration closed to the entrance of certain aliens whose condition is known to be detrimental to the stamina of the race, such as feebleminded, idiots, morons, Insane, syphilitic, epileptic, criminal, professional prostitutes, and others in this class barred by the immigration laws of 1924.”

5) People whom Sanger considered unfit, she wrote, should be sent to “farm lands and homesteads” where “they would be taught to work under competent instructors for the period of their entire lives.”

6) She was an advocate of a proposal called the “American Baby Code.”

“The results desired are obviously selective births,” she wrote.

According to Sanger, the code would “protect society against the propagation and increase of the unfit.”

7) While advocating for the American Baby Code, she argued that marriage licenses should provide couples with the right to only “a common household” but not parenthood. In fact, couples should have to obtain a permit to become parents.

8) She believed that large families were detrimental to society.

“The most serious evil of our times is that of encouraging the bringing into the world of large families. The most immoral practice of the day is breeding too many children,” she wrote.

“The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it,” she continued.

9) She argued that motherhood must be “efficient.”

“Birth control itself, often denounced as a violation of natural law, is nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those who will become defectives,” Sanger wrote.

10) Population control, she wrote, would bring about the “materials of a new race.”

“If we are to develop in America a new race with a racial soul, we must keep the birth rate within the scope of our ability to understand as well as to educate. We must not encourage reproduction beyond our capacity to assimilate our numbers so as to make the coming generation into such physically fit, mentally capable, socially alert individuals as are the ideal of a democracy,” Sanger wrote.

11) Sanger wrote that an excess in population must be reduced.

“War, famine, poverty and oppression of the workers will continue while woman makes life cheap,” she wrote.

Mothers, “at whatever cost, she must emerge from her ignorance and assume her responsibility.”

12) “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,” Sanger wrote.

13) In an interview with Mike Wallace in 1957, Sanger said, “I think the greatest sin in the world is bringing children into the world, that have disease from their parents, that have no chance in the world to be a human being practically.”

“Delinquents, prisoners, all sorts of things just marked when they’re born. That to me is the greatest sin—that people can—can commit,” she said.